Prosecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.
Robert Vineberg, 57, has been charged with felony possession of heroin with intent to sell. His attorney said Vineberg was a ten bag a day heroin addict, a friend of the Oscar-winning actor and not his drug dealer.
Robert Vineberg is charged with possessing heroin with the intent to sell. The 57-year-old was arrested as police followed leads after Hoffman’s Feb. 2 death in an apparent heroin overdose.
The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a measure that protects drug users or witnesses who call 911 to report an overdose.
51 lives have been saved in the past six months in Suffolk County because police officers who have also been trained as EMTs have used the nasal spray Narcan to revive men and women who overdosed on drugs.
The Suffolk County Police Department recently joined the New York State Department of Health’s pilot program involving the deployment of the intranasal anti-narcotic medication Narcan.
A man and a woman were found dead inside of a Manhattan apartment, possibly the result of a murder-suicide.
Entertainment and gossip Web Site TMZ.com is reporting that comedian Greg Giraldo has died of an accidental overdose. He was 44.
Mystery and murder on Long Island have sent a community reeling Sunday. A local man is in custody after apparently killing his wife, burning down their house, and then taking her body on a road trip to a local beach.